November 1, 2002

Hamilton to join Country in the Rockies

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Dr. Carlos L. Arteaga, Ingram Professor of Cancer Research.

Olympic figure-skating champion and cancer survivor Scott Hamilton will join a host of music artists at the ninth annual Country in the Rockies (Jan. 28-Feb. 2, 2003) in Crested Butte, Colo.

This annual celebrity ski-and-music event raises funds for the Frances Williams Preston Laboratories, a division of the T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

Joining the 1984 gold medalist will be Brooks & Dunn, Lonestar, Chely Wright, Gary Morris, Jo Dee Messina, Lari White, BlackHawk, Marv Green, Aaron Barker and Andy Griggs, with additional artists confirming each day.

The Martell Foundation was founded in 1975 by music industry executive Tony Martell in memory of his son, T.J., who died of leukemia. Since its inception, the foundation has raised more than $170 million for research.

Established in 1993, the Frances Williams Preston Laboratories, directed by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Director Hal Moses, focuses on innovative ideas for treating cancers, including breast, prostate, lung, colon and ovarian cancers.

For more information about Country in the Rockies, call Joyce Johnson at 401-2818 or visit